Published February 11, 2023 by Nan Mykel

It’s me me me again, but who else could it be? At 87 there’s too much…


I missed being summa cum laude at the UF because of my definition of “existentialism.” I don’t remember my attempt thank goodness, but if you’re ever asked, say something like “Existentialism is the philosophical belief we are each responsible for creating purpose or meaning in our own lives.”


What kind of vehicle did you take your drivers’ test in? I drove the McGee Oil Company truck in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I passed the first time. They forgot to have me park, luckily…How many times did you have to take yours? And what was your first car? Mine was an old long green Packard, unsurpassed for elegance. Just incidentally, I no longer drive after voluntarily surrendering my license. Sorely missed….I never gave my car a name. Now I think that’s a shame…Who is yours?


As an adolescent in Charlotte, North Carolina, I threw pieces of gravel over the telephone pole with my toes…Maybe they’ll put that on my tombstone…Smile

10 comments on “AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL Notes

  • I learned to drive when I was 13, though it wasn’t legal ’til I was 16. Passed my test on the first round, though I don’t remember a thing about it. My first car, though, I remember well. It was a 1956 Chevy, blue and white, that I paid a whopping $50 for! I guess that’s why I still get sticker shock when I see the prices of cars today!

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  • I took the test in my parents’s 1975 Chrysler Imperial.

    My first car was a 1966 Fiat 1500 who I named Bianca because our dictionary said that was the Italian variation of Betsy. I loved that car, but loved my 1976 Monte Carlo I bought in 1977 just as much, so Betsy went to my best friend. 🙂

    I’m sorry I missed this one; I’ve been away, and internet and time were spotty.


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